BIG SCORES AS BATSMEN GO BANG

 

It was a day of the willow in Round 2 of FTGDCA action, with a number of individual scores with the bat going a long way to setting up victories.

 

Peter Dunlop would be the unluckiest of the lot in Upper FTG’s win over Johnson Park. Dunlop ended his innings on 99 not out in the Kings innings of 6/225, with the visitors accounting for the Sharks during the run chase. Andrew Devenish provided a strong intent, notching 106 to set the target at 8/222 – Jay Collee with 4 wickets keeping a hold on the points.

 

Knox Gardens is on the board for the season following a strong showing against The Basin. Batting first, Knox Gardens reached 6/233 on the back of skipper Jarrod Butcher’s 87. Ben Carnell was the pick of the bowlers for the bears, claiming 3/41. Blake Walter (57) and Scott Vozzo (50) continued their early form during the runchase with half centuries, however Adam “Crystal” Metherall with 3/32 managed to see the visitors fall short with 9/208.

 

Knoxfield sent a warning to the competition following a commanding team result against Mountain Gate. Matt Train was the pick of the bats with 48* in the Knights total of 8/276. Tom Boxell and Trent Schofield - both fresh from guest stints on The Local Cricket Show on Eastern 98.1FM that morning – had just as good a performance with 43 each. In reply, Trent Fitzgerald provided resistance with 37, however wickets to Zac Wilson (4/19) and Jack Taylor (3/30) heavily restricted the Gator batsmen to 135.

 

Eildon Park proved too good for Upwey at Upwey Reserve. The Panthers worked hard over the innings to 6/210, Cody Morris again with a solid haul of runs with 97. In reply, Cameron Wheeler was the shining light for Upwey, this time with the bat as he knocked up 90 runs during Upwey’s total of 182.

 

In the final match of Round 2 in Norm Reeves Shield, Ferntree Gully continued on their roll with a win over Belgrave. Sending the visiting team in first at Wally Tew Reserve, Aaron Brunner scored his first half-century for the Magpies, well supported also by Ibrahim Jiva with 44 as Belgrave scored 6/182 in their allotment. A shaky start to the run chase with skipper Mark Teofilo dismissed with the score at 1/0, however Jayden Bradbury showed class for a well-made 62 and, along with Harrison Brown’s 47, the batsmen were able to successfully guide past the target, finishing at 7/186.

 

In Decoite Shield, a tipped final preview between Monbulk and Rowville provided a win for the Hawks. Jason Fraser (91*) and Brodie Emmett (84*) gave the Rowville fielders plenty of headaches on their way to 3/208 – the pair forming an unbeaten 186-run 4th wicket partnership- accounting for Rowville’s 7/207 – Louis Holmes again in the scoresheets with 71, with Alex Walker providing 49*. Craig Broekhof proved the dasher of dreams, claiming 3/54.

 

Lysterfield made light work of Knoxfield, with Nathan Hicks the main culprit at Carrington Reserve for the Beavers. Hicks ended the day on 75*, easily the majority of Lysterfield’s 0/100 as they chased the Knights total of 96.

 

Nick Bogar had a solid day with both bat and ball for FTG Footballers in their win over South Belgrave. The Club President produced 64* in the Griffins total of 7/148, then claiming 3/28 in overcoming South Belgrave’s 143. For South, Mark Baker provided a sound innings with 59.

 

Olinda is on the board for the season following victory against St. Johns Tecoma. Matthew Oates (4/33) and Peter Dean (3/20) stared with the ball as the Saints got to 173. Olinda, on the back of Dominic Woodfield’s 75, proved too much with 8/187 to claim the 6 points.

 

Norm Reeves Shield

Ferntree Gully 7/186 (J. Bradbury 62, Brown 47) def Belgrave 6/182 (A. Brunner 51, I. Jiva 44, J. Levell 32)

Eildon Park 6/210 (C. Morris 97) def Upwey Tecoma 182 (C. Wheeler 90)

Johnson Park 8/222 (A. Devenish 106, J. Whetstone 33) def by Upper FTG 6/225 (P. Dunlop 99*, S. Luck 40, D. Beyer 34)

Knox Gardens 6/233 (J. Butcher 87, J. Gregory 33, S. Small 31, B. Carnell 3/41) def The Basin 9/208 (B. Walter 57, S. Vozzo 50, J. Turcinovic 42, A. Metherell 3/32)

Mountain Gate 135 (Fitzgerald 37, Z. Wilson 4/19, J. Taylor 3/30) def by Knoxfield 8/275 (M. Train 48*, Boxell 43, T. Schofield 43, A. Sundaresh 41)

 

Decoite Shield

Knoxfield 96 (J. Bundy 4/14) def by Lysterfield 0/100 (N. Hicks 75*)

Monbulk 3/208 (J. Fraser 91*, B. Emmett 84*) def Rowville 7/207 (L. Holmes 71, A. Walker 49*, M. Blackman 31, C. Broekhof 3/54)

Olinda 8/187 (D. Woodfield 75) def St Johns Tecoma 173 (D. Palandri 37, M. Oates 4/33, P. Dean 3/20)

South Belgrave 143 (M. Baker 59, D. Ray 30, Lakshita 3/23, N. Bogar 3/28, T. Carrington 3/28) def by FTG Footballers 7/148 (N. Bogar 64*)

 

Division 3

Knox Boronia Churches 115 (N. Samarasekera 49, R. Wilson 4/24, B. Croxford 3/11) def by Mountain Gate 2/118 (R. Wilson 46, B. Croxford 38)

Belgrave 5/162 (C. Paul 54, W. Davidson 42*) def by Ferntree Gully 6/168 (Pearce 68)

Upwey Tecoma 4/233 (C. Jewell 126*, R. Lizza 39, P. Gill 3/43) def Eildon Park 232 (Z. Clark 52, R. Tennekumbura 51, S. Gupta 42*, P. Gill 31)

Upper FTG 7/202 (B. Rickard 83, M. Irvine-DeJong 46, B. Dewar 3/50) def Johnson Park 7/193 (T. Whilesmith 39*, M. Barrington 33)

The Basin 142 (J. Clarke 52, D. Withers 5/15) def by Knox Gardens 7/180 (B. Morrison 66, G. Jongen 50)

 

Division 4

Lysterfield 3/200 (S. Grimston 50, K. Edwards 44, S. Finch 43*, N. McKay 31*) def Knox Gardens 6/197 (A. Jongen 45, R. Marget 44, M. Lambrick 44, S. Kennedy 4/24)

Rowville 2/124 (A. Howell 66*, C. Gilmore 31), def Monbulk 121 (D. Williams 33, A. Howell 4/28)

FTG Footballers 9/146 (B. Miller 3/24) def by South Belgrave 4/147 (K. O’Brien 66*)

St Johns Tecoma 3/274 (A. Doyle 146*, G. Grenda 39, T. Perkins 30) def Olinda 75 (R. Glen 4/37)

 

Division 5

Lysterfield 57 (M. Casement 3/11, N. Palamara 3/20) def by Knoxfield 139 (D. Raab 31*, J. D’Rosario 3/24)

Ferntree Gully 6/212 (G. Salan 104*, D. Morrison 33, Casey 3/41) def Eildon Park 5/146 (Sonsie 54)

Knox City 5/234 (B. Hoggett 131*, C. O’Brien 77) def Upper FTG 8/108 (B. Heath 46)

Bye – Knox Boronia Churches

 

Division 6

Upper FTG 39 (S. Rajapakse 3/2, M. Logan 3/9) def by Rowville 0/48 (S. Rajapakse 35*)

South Belgrave 47 (T. Badgery 3/2) def by Monbulk 4/51

Upwey Tecoma 6/199 (P. McCarrick 81) def by The Basin (C. Springett 53, L. Porter 45*, D. Stocker 31, J. Sheehan 3/66)

Knox Gardens 9/136 def Johnson Park 130 (C. Clauscen 53)

Bye - Belgrave

 

Division 7

Knoxfield 7/147 (H. Burley 50, G. Malliyawadu 49) def Lysterfield 7/118 (L. Myskza 53, T. Parawahera 3/10)

Rowville 80 (A. Powney 3/15, N. Waters 3/17) def by Ferntree Gully 9/88 (H. Morse 5/16)

Johnson Park 8/200 (G. Saultry 86, D. Bowan 36, D. Nicolson 3/37) def The Basin 9/156 (M. Wallace 39)

Eildon Park 9/156 (N. Giulieri 3/10) def by Mountain Gate 4/171 (B. Tucker 63*, K. McIntyre 42, N. McDonald 33*)

 

Division 8

Belgrave 5/167 (B. Wiseman 67*) def Upwey Tecoma 8/134 (J. Hughes 30, A. Collie 3/20)

Olinda 5/134 (S. Scott 37) def Upper FTG 132 (P. Henry 48, K. Langer 3/16)

Monbulk def South Belgrave by forfeit

Bye – St Johns Tecoma

 

B1 One Day Grade

St Johns Tecoma 148 (P. Ryan 4/28) def by Lysterfield 7/161 (S. Khan 37, D. Hill 35)

Bayswater 49 def by Mountain Gate 134 (D. Heffernan 43)

Johnson Park 7/179 (G. Rabadia 48*, D. Hirani 40) def FTG Footballers 8/175

Ferntree Gully def Knox City by forfeit

Bye – Boronia Churches

 

Under 16/1

Olinda 8/90 (P. Henry 3/7) def by Upper FTG 5.96 (M. Beyer 31)

Ferntree Gully 8/137 def by Monbulk 3/152 (T. Utting 45, D. Goldberg 40)

Knoxfield 7/93 def by Eildon Park 1/94 (D. Tibbals 51 ret, D. Luke 34*)

Knox Gardens 6/73 def by Lysterfield 4/174 (J. Beer 51*, C. Brown 32*)

Rowville 66 (L. Smith 3/3) def Mountain Gate 62

 

Under 16/2

Upper FTG 52 (J. Kerai 3/7, S. Raghvani 3/9) def by Johnson Park 3/57

Eildon Park 4/177 (D. September-Jones 52*, R. Bullock 52*) def Ferntree Gully Tigers 8/31 (M. Koujalgi 3/5)

St Johns Tecoma 2/101 (R. Hancock 46*, N. Heydon 39*) def by Mazenod OC 5/123

FTG Footballers 2/142 (J. Fillingham 50, J. Kahsnitz 45) def Auragrave South 6/94

Bye – Upwey Tecoma

 

Under 14

Monbulk 7/95 def by Upper FTG 5/132

Upwey-Tecoma 56 def by South Belgrave 8/108

Johnson Park 5/108 def Ferntree Gully 6/101

Eildon Park Panthers 3/140 def Lysterfield 6/85

Mazenod OC 81 (K. Johnston 3/11) def by Eildon Park Wildcats 1/157

 

Under 13/1

FTG Footballers 9/94 def by Upper FTG 1/96

Lysterfield 6/133 (C. Nicolopoulos 48*) def Olinda 4/94

Knox Gardens vs Rowville – No scores available

Eildon Park vs The Basin – No scores available

 

Under 13/2

Monbulk 2/100 def Lysterfield 46

Eildon Park 9/76 (R. Corrigan 3/6) def Upper FTG 3/65

Belgrave 7/56 def by Mountain Gate 4/88

Bye – Mazenod OC

 

Under 12/1

Ferntree Gully 4/111 (T. Reed 33*) def Monbulk 6/86

South Belgrave 2/37 def by Eildon Park 7/120 (J. Gwynne 31)

Bye – Upwey Tecoma

 

Under 12/2

St Johns Tecoma 4/126 def Upper FTG 6/108 (A. Hocking 39*)

Mountain Gate 3/81 def by Eildon Park Wildcats 3/139 (J. Townsend 40*)

Eildon Park Pumas vs FTG Footballers – No scores available

Mazenod OC vs Olinda – No scores available